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Beautiful Child by Torey Hayden

More than two decades ago, in her unforgettable international bestseller One Child, author Torey Hayden chronicled her poignant struggle to help a severely troubled little girl. Over the ensuing years, this dedicated special education teacher has faced many other heartbreaking challenges -- and has never abandoned a child in need.Beautiful ChildSeven-year-old Venus Foxs unresponsiveness was so complete that Torey Hayden initially believed the child was deaf. Venus never spoke, never listened, never even acknowledged the presence of another human being in the room with her. Yet an accidental playground bump would release a rage frightening to behold, turning the little girl into a whirling dynamo of dangerous malice.Of the five children in Toreys classroom that September, Venus posed the greatest challenge -- though the other four had serious problems of their own that could not be overlooked. The six-year-old twins Shane and Zane suffered from fetal alcohol syndrome and its accompanying mix of high agitation and low concentration. At nine, cocky, aggressive Billy had already been expelled from school twice. Eight-year-old Jesse suffered from Tourettes syndrome. And then there was Venus. Though all of the children had different needs and afflictions, they had two things in common: a profound, sometimes violent dislike of one another, and the desire to be almost anywhere other than Toreys class. The school year that followed would prove to be one of the m

Author: Torey Hayden

Language: English

Edition: 1st

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 336

Publisher: William Morrow

Publication Date: 2002-08-20

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ISBN: 0380813394

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